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African hunting dog

African hunting dog

Lycaon pictus The African hunting dog is also known as the painted dog due to the patterned markings on its coat. The dogs have big ears which help to keep them cool and also afford acute hearing; a useful asset when hunting. Like all...
African pygmy goat

African pygmy goat

Capra hircus The African pygmy goat is a small domestic breed of goat that is alert and gregarious by nature. They tend to be more robust and breed more continually throughout the year than more common dairy or meat goats, and,...
Alpaca

Alpaca

Lama pacos Alpacas are one of four species of South American camelid: llamas (Lama glama) and alpacas are domesticated and vicuna (Vicugna vicugna) and guanaco (Lama guanicoe) remain wild and are protected. Alpacas are found in herds that...
Black Bear (Asiatic/Himalayan)

Asiatic black bear

Ursus thibetanus The small eyes of the bear, along with its rounded ears, long snout, short tail, large body and shaggy hair, differentiate it from the other species of bears. They also have a unique whitish V-shaped breast patch. During...

Axolotl

Ambystoma mexicanum Axolotls are found only in Mexico and are often known as Mexican Walking Fish – they are not fish but amphibians which never metamorphose and retain their larval body features, including external gills....
Azure-winged magpie

Azure-winged magpie

Cyanopica cyanus The azure-winged magpie is a member of the crow family which is day active and found in small flocks which actively defend their woodland territories. They are often eaten by predators, such as large birds of prey and wild and...